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Limits To Growth!

When: Until 21 October 2018
Where: Site du Grand-Hornu, Rue Sainte-Louise 82, 7301 Hornu, Belgium
How much: €8 / €5 concession
More info: CID website

Since the late ’60s, researchers from around the world have been pointing out the risks of excessive consumption resulting from an all-out race for growth. A new exhibition at the Centre d’innovation et du design in Belgium explores this idea, until 21 October 2018. Limits to Growth! presents critical works by artists and designers which reveal the flaws with systems of mass production that dominate our lives in the developed world.

Simplicity, recycled materials and local production are central to the design of the products on display. Designers also refused to accept built-in obsolescence which is present in so much of what we consume. Through these guiding principles, the exhibition shows that it is possible to experiment with production processes in an environmentally and socially conscious way.

[Main image: Fast or last. Photo by Lenka Vacková, courtesy of CID]